Re: What book are you reading right now?
King Solomon's Mines by Sir Henry Rider Haggard. One of those I should have read a long time ago.
Arguably: A Collection of Essays By Christopher Hitchens.
The Death of The Grown-Up: How America's Arrested Development Is Bringing Down Western Civilization by Diana West. Can't say I agree with everything she has to say, though she does make a lot of valid points I'd never thought of before.
"The society that draws too great of a distinction between its scholars and its warriors will end up having its thinking done by cowards and its fighting done by fools." --probably Thucydides